Pitch Dingman Competition Finals Recap

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The Pitch Dingman Competition Finals were on Tuesday, Feb. 16 and as promised the Dingman Center and our partners gave away more than $30,000 in startup funding! Here’s the breakdown:

Grand Prize – $15,000
WeCook, Ryan Pillai

Second Place Prize – $5,000
ICOW, Jonathan Kau

Judges Choice Prizes – $6,000 ($2,000 to each team)
Embitterment, uBoard, VentureStorm

Audience Choice – $500
uBoard, Natalie Urban

Kimberly Marie Scholastic Achievement Award – $1,000
WeCook, Ryan Pillai

SECU Finalist Award – $500 to each team

We are grateful to our sponsors, David and Robyn Quattrone, and SECU for their generous contributions. Thank you as well to our excellent team of judges:

Paul Capriolo
CEO, Social Growth Technologies, INC

Malcolm Gillian
Managing Partner, Syndicate Group NYC

Jennifer Meyer
Betamore

Carmen Mirabile
Assistant Vice President, Marketing, SECU

David Quattrone
Co-Founder and CTO, Cvent

Greg Vetter
CEO, Tessemae’s All Natural

The Pitch Dingman Competition is an annual business competition for UMD students. To get involved in the competition and other Dingman Center programs, come pitch your business ideas at Dingman Fridays, weekly walk-in sessions where students can pitch ideas to seasoned entrepreneurs. For those students already pursuing a business idea, sign up to attend the first stage of our accelerator program, Fearless Founders.

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